Former Wilson Center Fellow Charles King is featured as an expert in the 2019 film “In Search of the Orient Express” by French director Louis Pascal Couvelaire. In a trailer for the film, while traveling on the restored, fast-moving train with the original 19th Century dinnerware, King comments on the history of Europe, Turkey, and the politics of the 1920s and 1930s, during the heyday of the train.

Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government and chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His research focuses on nationalism, ethnic politics, transitions from authoritarianism, urban history, and the relationship between history and the social sciences.

Read an interview with Charles King on the documentary “In Search of the Orient Express”.